Foundations Should Step Up as Obama Steps In

The inauguration of Barack Obama as president next week offers clear lessons and opportunities for philanthropy. Looking back to the campaign, what can grant makers learn about mobilizing social change? And looking ahead to the president's first 100 days, how can foundations and nonprofit groups work together to seize this moment of opportunity?

Five lessons stand out from the campaign and the transition.

President-elect Obama did not start out with the kind of resources major